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Another Pakistani documentary by Sharmeen Obaid nominated for Oscar

Another Pakistani documentary by Sharmeen Obaid nominated for Oscar

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’s documentary on honor killing, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”, has been nominated in the ‘Best Documentary – Short’ subject category for the 88th Academy Awards. Chinoy previously won Pakistan’s first Academy Award for her documentary ‘Saving Face’ at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. She […]

Quentin Tarantino receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Quentin Tarantino receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Days before the release of his latest venture “Hateful Eight”, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino received his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tarantino spoke to a crowd that had gathered for the event outside the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard Monday, recalling his childhood memories of his parents bringing him to watch the movies. “The line went […]

A new series of short film portraits focusing on Dubai-based artists

A new series of short film portraits focusing on Dubai-based artists

Drawdeck’s second episode in the three-part series, ‘Art Of One’, has officially been released online. The series of short film portraits unearth the stories and inspirations behind some of the most exciting artists based in the UAE. Presented by Drawdeck, in collaboration with DP Thomas Simon, the series focuses on three individuals to uncover where it […]

Star Wars topped by local movie in Korean box office

Star Wars topped by local movie in Korean box office

While ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ tops the international charts, breaking box-office records worldwide, in Korea, it is a totally different story. ‘The Himalayas’, based on the true story of Korean mountaineer Um Hong-gil, topped the weekend box office, outperforming other strong candidates including the international phenomenon, Star Wars. The adventure epic, directed by Lee Seok-hoon, […]

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

A Korean Orphan Who Inspired Hope in post-WWII Japan

Amidst all the angst between Japan and Korea for the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial army on Koreans in the last century, there are stories that are easily forgotten and sidetracked, to make way for the aforementioned conflicts to be highlighted. It does not mean those stories are less significant. We talk about national […]

Remembering Edie Sedgwick

Remembering Edie Sedgwick

What urged me to write about Edie Sedgwick was first, her timeless beauty, and then her tragic life story but most of all, it was her sensitive soul that remained mostly hidden behind the mask of her beauty, trendsetting fashion statements that influenced the 1960s America and, her popularity as Andy Warhol’s superstar. It was […]

Koh Sun-woong named best director of the year

Koh Sun-woong named best director of the year

Director Koh Sun-woong was named Best Director of the Year by the Korea Theater Directors Association (KTDA), Tuesday. The association chose the 47-year-old as the winner of their inaugural award, citing his creative contributions to the development of Korean theater. Known for his playful yet stylish style based on an understanding of human nature, Koh […]

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